Consultation Paper Question 3
Question 3: Do you agree with the proposal to set separate time limits for the first substantive conversation with a carer (as part of the preparation of their ACSP or YCS) and for completion of the ACSP or YCS?
We received 46 responses to this question.
|Response||Total||% of total||Breakdown|
|Individuals||Statutory organisations||Non-statutory organisations|
There was a clear majority in favour of this proposal across all sectors. Where responses identified reasons for their agreement, the most popular were:
- Not a simple process would require more than one conversation, possible multiple meetings to conclude ACSP. (23 responses)
- Early identification/conversation required to manage quick / critical support. (14 responses)
- Carer requires time to consider needs and engage appropriately. (13 responses)
Of the 7 responses disagreeing the clear reasons were:
- Individuals (5): Felt the process should be as quick as possible due to terminal diagnosis. One felt the initial conversation should be the ACSP without further stages to the process.
- Statutory (2): Timescales are already embedded in good practice, which take into account a range of different carer circumstances. May not be appropriate for carers to engage within these timescales. Timescales which are not linked to carers' circumstances could have a potential negative impact on the quality of the plan.